Category Archives: TV

Netflix Review: Murder Mystery Alias Grace Is A Gripping Character Study

Alias Grace is a Netflix Original Series inspired by the historical true story of Grace Marks, a convicted murderer, and is based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. The six episode miniseries is written and produced by Sarah Polley, directed by Mary Harron (American Psycho), and stars Sarah Gadon (11.22.63) as Irish-Canadian immigrant Grace Marks. The series follows Grace (Gadon) who in 1843 was convicted of the murders of her employer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross) and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). Grace was subsequently sentenced to life in prison for her alleged crimes where she is visited by Dr Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) who seeks to understand exactly what happened the day of the murders, but in order to get to that day he must listen to her story from the beginning.... Continue Reading

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 1 “Mercy”

The Walking Dead hasn’t lost sight of its impressive history nor it’s central cast, and “Mercy”, the landmark 100th episode of the juggernaut survival-horror drama, is a well-rounded declaration of that. The start to what will hopefully be a return to form following a haphazard seventh season, it’s an episode imbued with the kind of optimism and leadership (both literal and figurative) that threw last year’s string of episodes into turmoil and forced the show to bend around Negan’s cartoon-supervillain shtick. From previous errors it’s clear that just because one things works well in the comics, doesn’t mean it’ll work on the small screen; it seems the writers are beginning to realise that.... Continue Reading

Nightmares come to life as Stranger Things unleashes one final trailer before its release

After a commercially and critically acclaimed first season, the Netflix exclusive series Stranger Things is back for its second season, and it’s right around the corner, with all episodes releasing October 27th. And to get everyone a little more excited, today they’ve released one final trailer to tease us of the coming mystery…... Continue Reading

Wintergarden Pictures receives Create NSW funding and SBS Deal for its first project

New Australian independent film company Wintergarden Pictures has secured a selection as one of six filmmaking teams chosen to create fully funded short films that will air on broadcaster SBS’s coverage of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, taking place in 2018.... Continue Reading

Is a Bob’s Burgers movie such a good idea?

At a time when most animated programmes are crass, cruel or just plain depressing, it’s heartening to know that a show like Bob’s Burgers appears on our screens. The colourful hand-drawn sitcom follows the inane adventures of Bob Belcher (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) as he and his family try to operate their fast-food restaurant whilst simultaneously navigating the complexities of the modern world.... Continue Reading